With all English and Welsh regions now declared, the number of MEPs stands at:
- Ukip 23 MEPs +10 change (27.5% vote share)
- Labour 18 +7 (25.4%)
- Conservatives 18 -7 (23.9%)
- Green 3 +1 (7.9%)
- Liberal Democrats 1 -9 (6.9%)
- Plaid Cymru 1 = (0.7%)
Today EU leaders voted to back Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the very powerful EU commission, which looks like business as usual.
In Essex the potential damage Ukip could do to Miliband's Downing Street elections is clear. He is there listening to voter's concerns.
The EU parliament is about to welcome the most Eurosceptic and right-wing intake in its history.